Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cindy Sheehan asks for 10,000 handwritten letters to Pelosi demanding that she proceed with Impeaching VP Cheney

This campaign to get 10,000 hand written letters to Nancy Pelosi’s desk via Cindy Sheehan reminds me of that scene from the movie Malcolm X where Malcolm was thrown into a local jail on trumped up charges. In a short time there were hundreds of his membership impeccably dressed standing outside the police station in quiet protest. Soon after Malcolm was freed.

It’s that kind of power and moral authority in the hands of a reformer – someone challenging the status quo – that had to be eliminated. And that’s why,after they killed our leaders in the 60s, we’ve had only a record of pusillanimity for the most part from the Democratic leadership.

Well here’s our chance to help create such a leader. If you can copy the short letter below and send it today, it’s better than doing it tomorrow. And tomorrow is better than doing it after Thanksgiving, etc.

Also, if you take the trouble to visit Cindy’s website, and you have $10 or $20 to spare, remember that money – and money from many of us – talks very loudly. It may even get some media coverage.

Cindy Sheehan asks for 10,000 HANDWRITTEN letters to Nancy Pelosi demanding she proceed w/ IMPEACH CHENEY, put HR333 back ON the table

House Resolution 333 for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney is off the House floor, and has instead been sent to the Judiciary Committee for "further study." This maneuver, organized by Pelosi and the Democratic leadership, is consistent with their mantra that impeachment is "off the table." But, we are told Nancy Pelosi is reported to have replied to the question of impeachment that if she received 10,000 hand written letters she would proceed with it. What are we waiting for?

Cindy Sheehan wrote:

Dear Friends:

Instead of sending your impeachment letters for Dick Cheney to Nancy Pelosi's office, send them to my office so we can get an official count.

Please send them to:Nancy Pelosi
c/o Cindy Sheehan
RE: Impeach Dick Cheney
1260 Mission Street
San Francisco, Ca 94103

Please pass this around and have them sent by Friday, November 16th and we will have them delivered to her office in San Francisco before Thanksgiving.

Spread this far and wide so we can take sacks of letters to her.

Don't include anything besides the letter.


Here's Dan Elliot's letter which I liked and copied.

Nancy Pelosi
c/o Cindy Sheehan
RE: Impeach Dick Cheney
1260 Mission Street
San Francisco, Ca 94103

Dear Speaker Pelosi:
Please move immediately to proceed with HR 333 and thereby initiate the process of impeaching Vice President Richard Cheney.
Please follow up by taking all necessary steps to initiate the Impeachment of Geo W. Bush. Meanwhile, please see that no legislation authorizing further funding of the Iraq fiasco reaches the floor of the House.
Thank you,
Dan Elliott Sacramento, CA 95838

Cindy Sheehan's Website

From Cindy Sheehan's Blog for Oct 25, 2007

Pete, Nancy, George and WWIII
"You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement.? Pete Stark (D-Ca) ?While Members of Congress are passionate about their views what Congressman Stark said during the debate was inappropriate." Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, (D-Ca) ?But this -- we got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have (sic) the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.? George Bush, War Criminal I cheered inside my head when I heard, Rep. Stark unbelievably utter his words condemning the murderous acts of BushCo on the House floor and I was impressed with his candor, compassion and what I consider an appropriate amount of rage and honesty. How many of us were not thinking the same thing about the S-CHIP votes? I knew, however, that it would not be long until Pete Stark had to apologize and it happened today. I believe that Speaker Pelosi?s comments about Rep. Stark were utterly inappropriate and out of line. I believe that when she said that impeachment was ?off the table,? her remarks were not only inappropriate but also antithetical to our Constitution and directly in opposition to why the people of this country put Democrats back in power.


Anonymous said...


Thanks for your blog; for your attention to the impeachment effort; and brining attention to Cindy Sheehan's efforts to challenge Pelosi.

As you well know, the Speaker has taken impeachment off the table. But there is a solution: There is an effort to remove Pelosi as Speaker, making way for impeachment. If you want to know more and what's involved, hit this link. It's not difficult to remove the Speaker: Enough of the GOP and DNC can be motivated to defy Pelosi -- as they have already done on the Kucinich resolution on Cheney.

Please encourage your friends to maintain hope: There are credible, serious options on the table to force the Congress and the Speaker to put impeachment on the table.

Thank you for your attention, and for putting the Constitution before all things. Including the Speaker, DNC, and the President. Best wishes to you.

Anonymous said...


Another Congressional candadate has announced their support of an effort to remove Pelosi as Speaker -- now, before the election -- to make way for impeachment. ( Announcement )